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Article

Water Soluble Components of 'Osteocare' Promote Cell Proliferation, Differentiation, and Matrix Mineralization in Human Osteoblast-Like SaOS-2 Cells

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Department of Cell Biology, Research and Development, The Himalaya Drug Company, Bangalore562 162, India
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Department of Phytochemistry, Research and Development, The Himalaya Drug Company, Bangalore562 162, India
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Medical Services and Clinical Trials, Research and Development, The Himalaya Drug Company, Bangalore-562 162, India
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Sci. Pharm. 2014, 82(2), 375-392; https://doi.org/10.3797/scipharm.1310-25
Submission received: 29 October 2013 / Accepted: 8 February 2014 / Published: 8 February 2014

Abstract

Osteocare, a herbal formulation, has been found to be very effective in bone mineralization and support of the microstructure of bone tissue. The water-soluble components of Osteocare (WSCO) induced osteogenic activity in human osteoblast-like SaOS-2 cells. The addition of WSCO (100 μg/ml) to SaOS-2 cells was effective in increasing the cell proliferation by 41.49% and DNA content by 1.9-fold. WSCO increased matrix mineralization in SaOS-2 cells by increased alkaline phosphatase levels and calcium-rich deposits as observed by Alizarin red staining. WSCO markedly increased mRNA expression for osteopontin (OPN), osteocalcin (OCN), type I collagen (Col I) in SaOS-2 cells, and it down-regulated IL-6 mRNA levels in SaOS-2 cells. The present study showed that WSCO plays an important role in osteoblastic bone formation through enhanced activities of ALP, Col I, bone matrix proteins such as OPN and OCN, down-regulation of cytokines like IL-6, as well as promoting mineralization in SaOS-2 cells.
Keywords: Osteocare; Cell proliferation; ALP activity; OCN; OPN; Col-I; IL-6; Mineralization Osteocare; Cell proliferation; ALP activity; OCN; OPN; Col-I; IL-6; Mineralization

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VARMA, S.R.; SHARATH KUMAR, L.M.; VIDYASHANKAR, S.; PATKI, P.S. Water Soluble Components of 'Osteocare' Promote Cell Proliferation, Differentiation, and Matrix Mineralization in Human Osteoblast-Like SaOS-2 Cells. Sci. Pharm. 2014, 82, 375-392. https://doi.org/10.3797/scipharm.1310-25

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VARMA SR, SHARATH KUMAR LM, VIDYASHANKAR S, PATKI PS. Water Soluble Components of 'Osteocare' Promote Cell Proliferation, Differentiation, and Matrix Mineralization in Human Osteoblast-Like SaOS-2 Cells. Scientia Pharmaceutica. 2014; 82(2):375-392. https://doi.org/10.3797/scipharm.1310-25

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VARMA, Sandeep R., L. M. SHARATH KUMAR, Satyakumar VIDYASHANKAR, and Pralhad Sadashiv PATKI. 2014. "Water Soluble Components of 'Osteocare' Promote Cell Proliferation, Differentiation, and Matrix Mineralization in Human Osteoblast-Like SaOS-2 Cells" Scientia Pharmaceutica 82, no. 2: 375-392. https://doi.org/10.3797/scipharm.1310-25

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